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Poster: Judge TOOTMO Date: Aug 23, 2011 12:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dick's Picks - Just One Track.

I'm going with a TOO, also, but from a few years later: DP 18 1978-02-05 from the Uni-Dome. This is, perhaps, my favorite Dead tune: I love that sound of a stampede.

Not sure who Marc is but I think this is a fairly accurate review from Amazon:

Volume 18 is the only one of the first 24 Dick's Picks to feature music from 1978, culling from two (maybe three) February dates in the Midwest. Following an artistic peak that lasted most of the 1970s, the band sounded more ragged and raucous in 1978 than they had during the previous few years, trading in some of their more textured, willowy tendencies for greater aggression and abandon. The centerpiece here is the half-hour "Scarlet"/"Fire" from the Cedar Falls, Iowa, show, which is followed soon after by an explosive "Other One" and emotional "Wharf Rat." Throughout, Garcia's guitar work is as adventurous and bold as ever, and though the band as a whole is beginning to fray a bit, it does serve to heighten the sense of adventure. --Marc Greilsamer

So when you get tired of quaaludic Dark Stars, try some 'roid rage TOO.

Here's an AUD that is still up:


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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Aug 23, 2011 2:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dick's Picks - Just One Track.

I probably would've picked that track had it been longer. A buddy and I listened to it 2 days ago and boy is it heavenly. As far as I know, it has the greatest climax of any TOO. The second verse also sounds like pure thunder. A top 5 all time other one me thinks, or at least i'd pick that if I could only have 5. Likely the best post hiatus other one ever.